Namestnikov (lower body) told reporters he expects to be in the lineup Tuesday when the Lightning square off against the Coyotes, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports. Namestnikov has played in just one of Tampa's last five contests, but managed only 9:27 of ice time before exiting the game. Prior to getting hurt, the center had garnered a lone assist during a seven-game goal drought, adding just a mere six shots on net over that stretch. With Tyler Johnson (lower body) and Cedric Paquette (lower body) still dealing with injuries, the Lightning will certainly be happy to get Namestnikov back in the lineup as they make a postseason push.
Coach Jon Cooper indicated that Namestnikov (lower body) is not in line to play Saturday against the Capitals, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Namestnikov, who aggravated a lower-body injury this past Monday against the Rangers, thus remains in the day-to-day category as Tuesday's game against the Coyotes approaches.
Namestnikov (lower body) won't play Thursday against the Maple Leafs. Namestnikov thus remains sidelined after aggravating a lower-body injury Monday against the Rangers. Consider the 24-year-old forward -- who has recorded nine goals and 24 points in 64 games -- iffy for Saturday's tilt against Washington.
Namestnikov (lower body) will not play against the Senators on Tuesday after aggravating his injury Monday against the Rangers. The 24-year-old averages 14:40 of ice time when he's healthy, but he's been struggling to stay on the ice recently. Considering this injury's lingering nature, the Lightning may be cautious with putting Namestnikov back into the lineup. Nevertheless, his next opportunity to play will be Thursday against the Maple Leafs.
Namestnikov (lower body) took line rushes, clearing the way for him to return to the lineup for Monday's away game against the Rangers, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Namestnikov didn't miss a whole lot of action while sidelined with the injury but is projected to return to Tampa Bay's third line Monday alongside Byron Froese and Adam Erne. He'll look to get back on the scoresheet after recording just one assist in his last six games.
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